Dr Liesbet Steer
Director of the Education Commission, UK
In her role, Liesbet Steer directed the Commission’s report The Learning Generation, and now oversees the Commission’s work on the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd), the Education Workforce Initiative and Delivering Education. Liesbet has over 20 years of experience in international development. Before joining the Commission, she was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) flagship program on Development Progress. Between 1997 and 2007, she lived in Vietnam and Indonesia where she worked with the Asia Foundation and the World Bank on economic development in the Asia region. Liesbet was educated at the Universities of Antwerp and East Anglia, and the London School of Economics. She holds a M.Sc. in Quantitative Economics, and Ph.D. in Development Economics.